Sunday, July 29, 2012

Back again

Back in stock, but only a handful. It's been tough to try and "guesstimate" how many of these to keep on hand because they keep selling out! If you missed out before, get it while it's hot! I have on my to do list the task of kitting up some of the projects in the book but just starting a new full-time job after being out of work for 17 months has me a bit tuckered out! And I need to update my web site with new things too. As usual, too much to do and not enough hours in the day, but I'll eventually get there.

Keep cool!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Crazy for Wool

Does that describe you? If so, you might just go crazy for a new series of wool applique designs from Buttermilk Basin called My Wool Crazy Year. Shown is the July design. All of them have a "crazy" wool background, reminiscent of crazy quilting. All have a unique shape, and all are ready to make a dent in your wool stash. The patterns sell for $9.00. I hope to be able to make up kits for most of them in the near future.

The lawn is calling my name - it's been much too hot and humid for many days to be outside doing anything in the yard, but now that all the "ick" is cleared out I can once again be outdoors, yay! After the front gets done I'll reward myself with a tall iced coffee on the porch, my very favorite thing. I hope you reward yourself with a special treat today too!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

No Surprise

It happened. Even before Maggie Bonanomi's new book, A Day at Sunny Brook actually arrived, all my copies were sold and then some. I tried to order more than what I had pre-orders for, but in the days just before the books arrived, when it was known that the publisher had begun shipping them, I got a bunch of additional pre-orders, which ate up any extra inventory that I had planned to have generally available. Unfortunately for about eight customers, the books are now on back-order, but more have been ordered from the publisher and will be here perhaps by the end of the week. If you're one of these folks, you'll be receiving an email from me today with more info. It also didn't help that I was away for most of last week and couldn't shut off ordering in time to avoid those back-orders.

It's too hot and muggy to sit up here in this room anymore! The little fan just isn't cutting the mustard and I'll have to retreat into the bedroom, the only room with a window air conditioner. What a waste of a day not being able to work outside in the garden! The weeds are winning but I just can't deal with the humidity! Couldn't even sit out on the porch and enjoy my afternoon iced coffee, something I look forward to on days when I'm home. Phooey! I hope you're managing to stay reasonably cool where you live - I know most of the country is roasting, not just me!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Maggie's Newest is Here!

Just arrived this afternoon! Maggie B.'s newest book, which people have been chomping at the bit for, is in the building! But not for long - pre-orders will begin winging their way to you on Friday. Speaking of pre-orders, obviously since I now have the books the pre-order offer has expired. Normal shipping charges will be incurred with new orders. Thanks again to all who pre-ordered! Getting free shipping is like getting almost 20% off your order. I'll get as many packages out tomorrow as I can before we make our way to Bridgton, Maine, to set up our tables for the Chickadee Quilters annual show beginning on Saturday (see post below for all the info if you're looking for some fun this weekend). Another batch will be prepared Friday night and shipped Saturday morning. Hopefully I'll finish up all pre-orders in Monday's shipments. With almost 5 dozen reserved copies, the paperwork and packing takes some time! Orders will be processed by date received, so please have patience as I work my way down the list. I know it's hard to wait, but it's just not humanly possible to ship them all at once, especially by myself, so I really appreciate it!

I'll have a couple of unspoken-for copies of A Day at Sunny Brook with me at this weekend's quilt show if you haven't pre-ordered but "need" to have it for your Maggie collection. Admit it - you've got one!

It'll be a late night for me tonight. Time to get back to work...

On the Road Again

Getting packed up to vend at a weekend quilt show! The Chickadee Quilters of Bridgton, Maine are having their annual July quilt show this weekend, Sat. & Sun., July 14 & 15 at the Stevens Brook Elementary School, off Rt. 302, Bridgton, ME. See over 150 beautiful quilts, displays, demonstrations and shop the vendors too. Food is also available. Hours are 10am-4pm both days, admission is $5.00. If you're in the area, come on out and say Hello!

Monday, July 9, 2012

A Happy Ending!

Word has been circulating that the aforementioned rugs that were stolen from a church where Norma Batastini was holding a workshop have been found! Apparently a man walking his dog discovered the rugs in a plastic bag, undamaged, along the side of a bike trail. He attends the church where the workshop was held and had seen the flyers about the stolen rugs.

I like to think that all the publicity within the rug hooking world about the theft caused the thief or thieves to reconsider what they did and discard the rugs, knowing that they'd never be able to sell them without getting caught. Whatever the motivation, it's great news, and I'm so happy Norma has her beautiful rugs back in her possession!

There's nothing quite like a happy ending, right?